The project required the design of a new cultural heritage centre for the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community of the Pilliga Forest region. Facilities included a seminar teaching area, interpretation/display area, information/resource centre, shop and cafe as well as a secure Keeping Place for cultural objects and artefacts. The building had to be located within and closely relate to the surrounding cypress pine and ironbark forests, and to demonstrate the continuous and evolving relationship of this forest and the land with its people.
Intended to be a cultural resource and teaching facility for the local community as well as for visitors to the area, it incorporated local environmentally responsible materials as well as passive natural climate control through a double layer ventilated roof. Materials were to be primarily of ironbark, cypress pine and galvanised steel.
The structure encapsulated a journey from ancient times through to the future. Changes in government policy towards the Pilliga Forest region prevented the project from proceeding further.